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Segob warns about the risk of a rebound in COVID cases

The head of the Ministry of the Interior (Segob), Olga Sánchez Cordero, led a meeting this Thursday with members of the federal cabinet and governors of 15 states of the Republic to address issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 10 governors who are part of the Federalist Alliance (Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Coahuila, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán, Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Durango and Tamaulipas) did not participate in the meeting, where an analysis of the epidemiological traffic light was carried out.

On the other hand, in front of the 15 local executives who did attend the meeting, Olga Sánchez Cordero warned that Mexico runs the risk of a rebound in COVID-19 infections, that hospitals are saturated and that deaths from the virus increase.

“It is a risk that we are or that we may suffer in the following weeks and that we have to face. A risk in which we have to act together to fulfill the tasks that we have entrusted, which is to take care of the health of all our people,” said the minister .

He asserted that although this rebound in coronavirus infections could be registered, the federal government does not plan to adopt administrative penalty measures for not respecting prevention and care measures, nor does it establish curfews.

“We will continue to act convinced that, if we communicate properly and communicate to society and people, they will act responsibly and with prudence, transmitting this new culture of care, this new culture that we all must take care of ourselves,” said the secretary .

The virtual meeting was attended by the Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, and the governors of Veracruz, Zacatecas, Tabasco, Querétaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Oaxaca, Morelos, Nayarit, Hidalgo, State of Mexico, Guerrero, Chiapas and Baja California Sur.

There were also representatives from Tlaxcala, Sonora, Baja California, Campeche, Durango, and Yucatán.

While for the federal government the Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcocer; the Secretary of Economy, Graciela Márquez; the Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare, Luisa María Alcalde; the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, among other officials.